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Discussion in 'Shares' started by AndrewG, 27th Nov, 2009.

  1. AndrewG

    AndrewG Well-Known Member

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    G'day all,

    I've seen a number of youtube short videos showing people day trading, and seeing share prices go up/down "live" while they are demonstrating how they are making money from their "new day job".

    Can you actually get software that hooks into a broker of some kind that allows you to have your own "watchlist" as such track share in real time??

    I access my managed funds through InvestSMART, however that does not offer anything like this.

    THanks,
    Andrew.
     
  2. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    There are trading platforms which give you this real time data.

    Commsec has one: Commonwealth Securities Ltd.

    I've never used them, so I don't know which is best or how much they cost. Generally not the type of thing you use unless you are a professional trader.
     
  3. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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    When I was trading SM I was using live BOURSE data.
    As Sim said, if you are not at least a semi-pro, you do not need live data.
    Ah yes...watching live screen all day long is NOT a fun and after some time you get nuts !! :p
     
  4. mrpdb

    mrpdb New Member

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    google either asx or advfn for all your live info both are free to join, hope this helps
     
  5. nitro-nige

    nitro-nige Well-Known Member

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    I use webiress. I've had a demo run on the Bourse which has some good pattern drawing tools.
    Incredible charts offer a live service.
    Google finance as a 15min delayed chart. It's the most basic way to get data but for an idea of what is happening or trying to learn to read/predict it's okay.
    Most of the others have the ability to change chart type (bar, line, candlestick) and time frame (1 min, 5 min, 1 day etc) as well as draw trend lines etc.
     
  6. voigtstr

    voigtstr Well-Known Member

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    the interactive charts on etrade are pretty cool too. I might keep giving etrade 20$ a quarter, just for the charts feature. (I think its live data not delayed, I'm probably wrong though), comsecs charts seem spartan by comparison. (not using webiress yet though, which I think is 80 a month)
     
  7. Tropo

    Tropo Well-Known Member

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